Mary E. Jobe, 96, of Buffalo, Mo., and a former Erie resident, died early Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at the Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1916 at Humboldt to Fritz and Ruth Barr Domitz. She grew up at Humboldt and attended Humboldt schools.
She moved to Erie and did domestic housework for several years. She later worked at the Hines Dairy, the Kansas Ordnance Plant during World War II and the Korean War, and the Neosho Valley Creamery.
She then owned and operated the Country Kitchen in Erie and later moved to Yates Center where she owned and operated a restaurant. She then moved back to Erie where she lived during her retirement. She later moved to Illinois and then Missouri to spend time with her daughter and son.
She and Floyd Jobe were married in June of 1937. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Erie. She enjoyed raising flowers and was an avid quilter.
She is survived by her son, Donnie Jobe, and his wife, Peggy, of Pittsburg, Mo., and Mary Hill, and her husband, Robert of Morris, Ill.; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Nadine Jobe, a son, Gary Lee Jobe, two brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24 at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 Wednesday evening. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund and these may be left at or mailed to the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 113 N. Main St., P.O. Box 182, Erie, KS 66733. Online condolence may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.